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NIU researcher: Prolonged tablet typing may lead to shoulder problems

Prolonged use of a tablet’s touch-screen keyboard can cause shoulder discomfort. That’s according to a group of researchers, led by Northern Illinois University Assistant Professor Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim, who compared the musculoskeletal impact and typing productivity differences between desktop, notebook and

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NIU engineers grant for study in the Americas

Northern Illinois University and its partner, Universidad de La Sabana, were among eight winners of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants announced at the Partners of the Americas’ 50th Anniversary Convention. U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde announced the winners

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Rockford aerospace initiative wins national award

A program aimed at accelerating the engineering and high-tech workforce for Rockford’s burgeoning aerospace industry won a national award this week at the University Economic Development Association’s annual summit in Santa Fe, N.M. JiET-A, or the Joint Institute for Engineering and Technology

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Brazil trip a passport to student career success

They say that the world meets in Brazil, and four Northern Illinois University students are among those doing just that. Ashlyn Shellito, Jamison Thorne, Nicholas Thomson and Anusha Ravva are among those attending the Industrial Physics Forum’s (IPF) conference on Industrial Physics

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President Baker talks manufacturing innovation in Rockford

Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker was among the leaders discussing the potential impact the new the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII or Digital Lab) will have on the Rockford region and throughout Illinois with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative

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NIU undergraduates show off their research skills

Lazy days of summer? Think again. For nearly 30 undergraduate students on campus at NIU this summer, the season provided opportunities to work alongside professors and delve deep into research projects. Shekinah Bergmann, for example, worked with mechanical engineering professor Behrooz Fallahi

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Baker appointed ISTC board chair

The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), a not-for-profit organization focused on growing the state’s innovation economy, today announced that NIU President Doug Baker will serve as chairman of the ISTC Board of Directors. Baker replaces outgoing board chair Eric Isaacs, provost

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Rena Cotsones

Cotsones appointed JiET governing board chair

Rena Cotsones, assistant vice president of regional engagement for Northern Illinois University, has been appointed chair of the governing board for the Joint Institute of Engineering & Technology (JiET). JiET is operated through Rockford Area Strategic Initiatives (RASI), the nonprofit arm of

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Engineering students ‘gear up’ for spring Senior Design Day

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology requires graduating seniors to spend the last semester of their tenure innovating, designing and building new products or systems to engage the knowledge and experience they’ve accumulated throughout the years. On Friday, May 2, these

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University Honors student and Research Rookie presented “Total Synthesis of Rottlerin” with Theodore J. Litberg

Blinded by science – and artistry

NIU junior Linnea Scherer hopes to change the way women are portrayed in video games, and she already has developed an impressive game concept thanks to the McKearn Summer Fellows program she participated in last year. “The McKearn Fellows Program was amazing.

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